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Family Swimming Night at Goldfish Swim School {Event}

Event at a Glance What: Family Swimming Night When: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 4:00 – 6:30pm Where: Goldfish Swim School (Peters Township), 690 Crosswinds Dr. McMurray, Pennsylvania Why: It’s the perfect kid-friendly way to celebrate the long MLK weekend and stay warm in January!  In addition to swimming in Goldfish Swim School’s fantastic facility with their fun pool ride-on toys and […]

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A 2017 Guide to Holiday Performances

It wouldn’t be the holidays without theater, music and dancing! This holiday season find a live performance of your favorite holiday shows in and around Pittsburgh.  The Nutcracker Presented by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Benedum Center December 1-27 Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes November 17 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre It’s A Wonderful Life Presented by the Lincoln […]

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A Guide to Holiday Activities in and around Pittsburgh 2017

The Christmas season is a busy time but one filled with great opportunities to create memories with your family. All around the Pittsburgh area there are lots of fun holiday activities to share in and enjoy.  Comcast Light Up Night November 17 It’s time to kick off the holiday season in Pittsburgh! With that Christmastime feeling settling […]

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2017 Breakfast With Santa in Western Pennsylvania

Are you looking for a little bit of extra Christmas magic this holiday season? Perhaps spending the morning enjoying breakfast in the company of Santa is just the thing you need! Check the events below for a Santa Breakfast near you! Breakfast with Santa @ Springhouse Market Washington, PA December 2, 9, 10 http://www.springhousemarket.com/ Breakfast or […]

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Over 100 Years of Girl Empowerment at The Ellis School

For some, the dialogue about female empowerment is new, but at The Ellis School, generations of girls have been empowered. The Ellis School is Pittsburgh’s only age 3 to grade 12 independent school dedicated to the education of girls. For over 100 years, Ellis girls have been educated in a nurturing environment designed specifically to instill leadership, confidence, […]

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What Every Pittsburgh Parent Needs to Know About Lead Poisoning

When the news broke in 2014 about evaluated lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water, I, like many parents, was outraged. Thousands of residents had drank polluted Flint River water for 18 months before the disaster was even recognized. Many children were lead poisoned. The consequences of the exposure of elevated levels of lead are still […]

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Give the Gift of Tickets: Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series

For many of us parents, the end of August signals cooler temperatures and back-to-school. The new school year means new friends, new teachers, new opportunities. The onset of autumn also means a new routine and schedule for our kids; an opportunity to try new things and experience new places. Personally, I refer to the fall […]

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